Education

"We only speak Dutch at school"

Paper
Tessa Peters
01/05/2020
11 minutes to read

The use of home languages is not allowed in many schools in the Netherlands although a multilingual approach seems promising. This paper presents strategies that can be used as guidelines for dealing with multilingualism in the classroom.

Mariam Durrani | Appadurai | Kristof Verfaille | 

Diggit Profiles

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In the Diggit Profiles, we engage in a conversation with junior and senior scholars whose work reflects and speaks to the issues we like to highlight on Diggit Magazine. We interview scholars from all over the world, inquiring into the issues they address in their work, the social relevance of their work, its public character and impact. The result is a series of interviews in which interviewees get ample space and time to talk about what is fundamental for them, and for us.

Culture Wars

The return of the Culture Wars

Column
Ana Deumert
28/02/2019
7 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert reflects on the return of the cultures wars at universities and in popular culture. She suggests that the culture wars were not just a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s, but that they are continuing. 

Why do students partake in bilingual education?

Paper
Michael Vu
23/01/2019
13 minutes to read

While bilingual education in the Netherlands has been a self-declared success story, this article examines why both students and teachers want to be in it. 

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

Freedom Writers: A Story of a Mini Holocaust (Richard LaGravenese)

Review
Mariosé Bergsteijn
31/03/2020
5 minutes to read

"How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them". A review on problems of poverty and ethnic diversity in the classroom.